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October 15 , 1956
Volume 1, Number 1
October 15
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Table of Contents
Welcome to the CT Archives! This is a rich treasure of biblical wisdom and insight from our past. Some things we would say differently today, and some stances we've changed. But overall, we're amazed at how relevant so much of this content is. We trust that you'll find it a helpful resource. - Mark Galli, editor-in-chief
Changing Climate of European Theology
We have been placed by God in an extremely exciting time—an era charged with tension.
I had many doubts about the Bible. Now I see Scripture as a flame that melts away unbelief.
Individual liberty is not a sufficient yardstick of to measure Freedom versus Slavery.
Why bringing men and women into a saving relationship to God through Jesus Christ beats any other emphasis.
Conflict of the Gospel with Paganism
News from our correspondents around the world.
Why ‘Christianity Today’?
The vision that has animated this magazine from the beginning.
Behind this initial issue stands a year of prayer, of decision, of planning. (Plus: CT's first masthead)
We are prone to forget that God sees all time and eternity at once.
Karl Barth and Billy Graham are both rescuing the Bible from Liberalism. But their views on Scripture differ dramatically.
Books in Review
A look inside Ernest White's “Christian Life and the Unconscious,” B. B. Warfield’s “Calvin and Augustine,” and other important volumes.
In Every Issue
The Gospel of Matthew
An eye-witness received special grace and guidance from the Holy Spirit to give a faithful account of information received from other sources.
Letters from readers. (Yes, we had readers even before this first official issue.)
What British theology journals are saying.
Also in this Issue:
  • Biblical Authority in Evangelism
  • The Fragility of Freedom the West
  • The Bible: Book of the Month: The Gospel of Matthew
  • Editorails: Why ‘Christianity Today’?
  • Conflict of the Gospel with Paganisms
I Was a Comedian First and an Atheist Second
I Was a Comedian First and an Atheist Second
Until God showed me that there’s more to life than making people laugh.